Pneumagraphia † † †by Dreama Pritt
"Simone Weil was right;
there are only two things that pierce the human heart: beauty and affliction.
Moments we wish would last forever and moments we wish had never begun."
The marks on my son's skin were ugly. At least a dozen
red, raised welts, long and thin, covered the right side of his neck. I rushed
over to him.†
"Oh, my goodness! What happened?" I'm sure my voice was
He looked up at me after pausing his video game,
puzzled, with no sign of discomfort or pain in his bright blue eyes. "What are
you talking about?"
"This, on your neck," I said, gently touching one of
the welts. "How did you get these marks?"